ISBN-10:
1429218134
ISBN-13:
9781429218139
Pub. Date:
01/09/2009
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Elements of Physical Chemistry / Edition 5

Elements of Physical Chemistry / Edition 5

by Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula

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Overview


Elements of Physical Chemistry has been carefully developed to help students increase their confidence when using physics and mathematics to answer fundamental questions about the structure of molecules, how chemical reactions take place, and why materials behave the way they do. Featuring an appealing design and layout, this acclaimed text provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while also remaining concise and accessible.

For the seventh edition, the material has been reorganized into short "Topics," which are grouped into thematic "Focuses" to make the text more digestible for students and more flexible for instructors. At the beginning of each Topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what students should already know.

PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES

* Detailed "justification" boxes help students understand the crucial mathematics that underpins physical chemistry

* Chemist's Toolkits present the foundations of physics and mathematics exactly where they are needed in the text

* Frequent worked examples, self-test questions, and end-of-chapter exercises help students to gain confidence and experience in solving problems

* Notes on good practice, key concept checklists, and equation labels and annotations provide additional support for students

* A Companion Website provides instructors with a Test Bank of multiple-choice questions and downloadable figures and tables of data from the text. It also contains multiple-choice questions and numerical answers to end-of-chapter questions for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429218139
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author



Peter Atkins is a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience. His texts are market-leaders around the globe.

Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience.

Table of Contents

A brief version of the best-selling physical chemistry book. Its ideal for the one-semester physical chemistry course, providing an introduction to the essentials of the subject without too much math.

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